Saint Edmond’s Academy firmly believes that a complete education includes a balanced development of a student’s body, mind, and spirit and has a long history of excellence in athletics. Each student is encouraged to become involved in the instructional, intramural, and interscholastic athletic programs of the Academy to carry on the tradition of excellence in athletics. Because we believe so strongly in the importance of athletics as a learning opportunity, we give every student the chance to compete on an SEA team, by following a NO CUT policy for all of our interscholastic athletic programs.
The goals of the athletic program are to:
- Provide an enriching experience
- Develop athletic skills and good sportsmanship
- Present the fundamentals and create better understanding of each sport
- Build confidence and character
- Encourage teamwork
- Promote the fostering of friendship
Commitment. Team sports teach commitment to self, the sport, and to fellow athletes and coaches who must work together to accomplish a larger goal, forming a connectedness and unity found at SEA, making our teams feel like family.
Respect for self and others. Just as our teachers expect the boys to be gentlemen, so do our coaches. The athletic program at SEA instills values, morals, and ethics into each athlete where he learns that at the center of that foundation is respect for self and others.
Work Ethic. As every athlete wants to be the best he can be and win every championship, SEA athletics teaches our athletes how hard they need to work to reach their goals. We believe in preparing our boys with the skills that will carry them to the next level of play. Talent will grow as the boys do, but a firm sense of work ethic will take the boys even further.